Effects of violence and forced migration on survivors’ mental health have not been acknowledged, despite the trauma being passed down generations.
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‘Garm Hawa’ Showed the Dilemmas and Choices of Muslims in 1947 and Remains Relevant Even Today
In M.S. Sathyu’s film, both the Muslim and Hindu characters are examples of tolerance, kindness and restraint.
Freedom, the Shackled Architecture of Life
'The refurbished facade of freedom by periodic celebrations / sentinels the little nascent life / from the darkness...'
Hearing My Grandmother’s Stories of Partition Gave Me a New Lease on Life
A Gen-Z writer narrates how he grew up listening to stories of Partition from his grandparents about the chaos of the border crossing from a newly-minted Pakistan and the …
August – The Month of Death
This poem is about my birthday, my country's birthday, the flag politics and the wound that never heals.
Memories, Pain, Remorse: A Partition Portrait Gallery
“I’ve waited 50 years to tell my story,” Parkashwanti said, “so please be patient.”
Review: Tracing the History of Punjab’s Nobility
In 'The Punjab Chiefs: The Lost Glory Of The Punjab Aristocracy In India And Pakistan', Bobby Singh Bansal manages to capture the very quintessence of the aureate period of Sikh …
‘Museum of Memories’: A 7-Minute Documentary Based on A Village Near Kargil
A museum at Hundarman village near Kargil stores memories of those who lost their loved ones during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
The Living, Breathing Memory of the Partition
Borders, after all, are simply political boundaries.